Exerpts from the Chairman's Programme Notes...
- On last weekend’s win…
“Last Saturday we recorded a much needed three points on the road at Cheltenham, which put us back on track after a couple of games where we got very little in terms of the rub of the green.
Nevertheless, we could and should have had more than two goals last Saturday and there is no doubt that all of our efforts and energy has to go into improving our play in the final third, specifically the last thing we do. If we can start to create and take the chances we deserve we could start to climb the table very quickly.
"Enjoy the game and cheer our lads on to another three points – back-to-back wins would be just the ticket.”
- On Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup win…
“Last Tuesday night saw our U18s defeat Category 2 Colchester United and I was absolutely delighted to see us progress to the Second Round of the FA Youth Cup. Both ourselves and Colchester have high reputations for developing players and it was probably one of the hardest ties we could have drawn. However, we won and now take on Exeter at home in the Second Round – another difficult tie.
"On the other hand, anyone that draws us at this stage is going to be thinking it’s one of the toughest draws they could have and we have to make sure we don’t disappoint them."
- On upcoming cup fixture & the Leicester tragedy...
“Looking forward to next week we have the last tie in the Checkatrade group stages, away to AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
"Speaking as a Chairman I want to see us progress in this competition – the Checkatrade Trophy is great to introduce one or two lads into First Team football, but we have to make sure we get through this game and record a win, so that we enter the next stage.
"The longer we are in it, the better chance we can have to blood young players and of course there is a financial gain for winning, which we could desperately do with.
"In closing these notes, our thoughts go out to the loved ones of all those involved in the awful loss of life at Leicester City last Saturday night. Sometimes events put football into perspective."